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employee accountability
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Improving Employee Accountability in the Workplace

Employee accountability is vital to the success of a business. A machine needs various sizes of gears to keep running. Similarly, a business needs every employee, no matter how big or small their job is, to keep moving forward. If an employee isn’t accountable, it will be more difficult to reach your business’s short term and long term goals. When employees work[...]

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The Benefits of Leadership Training for Your Business

Becoming a leader isn’t a phenomenon that happens overnight. Leading a business isn’t easy, this is why leadership training programs are available. Leadership training can greatly affect the way your business works for the better. Various studies back up the benefits of leadership training programs. These programs will help your relationship with your employees,[...]

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Five Conflict Resolution Tips Every Boss Should Know

No workplace functions without some conflict. Even the businesses that seem to be the best in their field will experience conflict between employees. As the leader of your business, you should be well versed in conflict resolution in the workplace. In order to understand how to stop a dispute, you must have some conflict resolution strategies on-hand.  1. Imm[...]

diversity in the workplace
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Ensuring Diversity in Your Workplace

The right candidate for a job can come from a variety of different walks of life. Many great candidates get missed when companies don't do enough to foster a diverse work environment. Research has shown several benefits of diversity in the workplace, including offering different perspectives, quicker problem solving, increased profits, decreased employee turnover, an[...]

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Establishing Core Values for Your Business

The general goal of most businesses is to generate sales and profit, but this is not what makes a company great. A great company also works to establish a distinguishable identity and stand for something more. Some may hear this and think of their brand, but that is only the external perception of the company. There is also a matter of the internal state of the busin[...]

human resources
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five Things Every Human Resources Manager Should Know

An organization needs every department properly functioning to operate at its best. One of the most important departments within a business is human resources. This is not to downplay other departments. However, human resources are essentially responsible for itself and other departments. HR departments staff other departments, handle discipline incidents, monitor em[...]

human capital
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Human Capital: Why Your Business Needs It

It is a well-known fact that an organization is only as good as its people. Each employee is an asset to the company and it would not be able to function without them. There is a term for what people are bringing to the table within an organization: Human Capital.  What is Human Capital? Human capital is not found on a company’s balance sheet with all th[...]

chronic absenteeism
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Dealing with Chronic Absenteeism in Your Workplace

Operating a workforce of any size can come with a wide array of challenges, with one of these being scheduling and punctuality. Tardiness or absenteeism, if not curbed, can become a far too often occurrence. It can go from once in a while to weekly or monthly in the blink of an eye. Although, there are methods to help resolve chronic absenteeism. Handling Chronic[...]

disgruntled employee
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5 Tips for Dealing with a Disgruntled Employee

When it comes to operating a company, employees are the most valuable asset. Employees are what keep a company productive, operating smoothly, and being financially positive. This is why it is important to keep employees in a positive and happy state of mind. Of course, there are times where an employee becomes disgruntled. This can be difficult to deal with. Fortuna[...]

company culture
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Creating a Fun Company Culture

Work is not always the most exciting aspect of life, but it is a necessary one. There are many people who love their job and it may not be boring or hard. But for many, some days can be difficult to get through. Creating a fun company culture can have a positive impact on your employees. There are numerous factors involved when it comes to workplace happiness and[...]

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Abusive Supervisor? Time to Document Them Out!

So much is at stake when a supervisor over exerts their authority and is abusive to employees.  Some jurisdictions such as California have employment laws that prohibit abuse, including harassment and bullying.  When a claim is brought forth, be prepared to pay several thousands (or millions) to defend and likely settle the claim.  It takes only one ab[...]

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Why Should I Invest in a Human Resources Department?

As a small to mid-size business, why should I invest in a human resources (HR) department?  Well, I argue this question by expressing the same reason why I need an Accountant.  It is all about being PROACTIVE and not REACTIVE! The likelihood of my advisory firm going under an IRS audit is unlikely.  However, when (not should) that day come, I want to en[...]